2020 State Shoot Pre-Registration


It’s time to pre-register for the 2020 State Championships, to be held at the Arrowhead Gun Club on Sep 9-13. The pre-registration instructions and squad form are attached below, please click on the two links to download and print both forms. The deposit is $37 per shooter ($28 for juniors/sub-juniors). Mail your completed squad form and deposit check(s) to ARRIVE no later than August 17th, to:

     Tonda Finney
     3340 Yorkshire Drive
     Sandy Level, VA  24161

     Pre-Registration Instructions     Pre-Registration Form

If you have any questions, contact Tonda Finney at 434-713-6394 or email

Hope to see everyone at Arrowhead!

Piedmont Labor Day Open


The Piedmont Sportsman Club will be hosting their Labor Day Open on Sep 4-6, 2020. This shoot will offer all four guns plus doubles.

Click HERE to see the shoot flyer.

To pre-register, contact James Reinhold via email at or call (434) 531-4424 (emails are preferred).

Tidewater Challenge


On Aug 14-16, 2020, Conservation Park will be hosting their annual Tidewater Challenge. This is a 4-guns plus doubles tournament, entry fee per gun is $40.

Click HERE to see the shoot flyer.

For shoot reservations, please email Doug Frazier at or call (703) 425-6691.

Passing of Bill Poole

Bill Poole

The officers and staff of the VSSA are very saddened to share the passing of Bill Poole.

William (Bill) Lawrence Poole, 84, of Newport News, VA, passed away on July 25, 2020, with his family by his side. Bill was a longtime resident of Newport News. He served in the US Air Force and went on to a 37-year career at NASA Langley Research Center. Bill's career at NASA included numerous accomplishments, but he was most proud of his work on the development of wind shear radar.


Bill was an avid skeet shooter, traveling across Virginia and to the World Skeet Championships to participate in and referee matches. He pursued photography and became known as a gifted artist, especially at capturing the beauty of nature. A longtime member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Newport News, he served as an usher, welcoming all to the early service every Sunday for decades. He is survived by Mary, his beloved wife of 59 years, and his two daughters, along with several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

His family gives grateful thanks to the physicians, nurses and staff of TPMG Hidenwood Family Medicine, The Newport and Virginia Health Hospice, who cared for Bill with extraordinary kindness and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date due to COVID-19. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 45 Main Street, Newport News, VA 23601. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

Please keep Bill’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

IWLA Doubles 500 and COVID Special


The Arlington-Fairfax IWLA will be hosting their Doubles 500 and COVID Special tournaments, August 1-2. Shooters have the option of shooting 500 Doubles, all on one field, all day Saturday, or they can shoot the COVID Special shoot, which consists of four guns plus doubles. For details, contact Ashly Palles at (703) 400-7001.

Click HERE for the shoot flyer

Message from Hannah Goddard


Dear Virginia Shooters,

This year, we are adding extra space in the State Shoot program for personal messages, inspiration and fun. This is a wonderful way to congratulate (or roast) skeet friends and family, pay tribute or give thanks, or even throw down a State Shoot challenge!

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please email Hannah Goddard at with the message you would like to appear in the program.

Cost is $1.00/word, and the deadline for your submission is July 15, 2020. Hannah will collect your payment (if paying by check, make out to VSSA) and provide you with a receipt for your records (can be helpful for tax purposes, since VSSA has 501c3 status).  

Hoping to see you all in September at Arrowhead!

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